2016 Statewide Workshop for Teachers, Parents & Other Professionals Serving Deaf & Hard of Hearing Children

Event Type
Parent Programs,
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Who Should Attend?  Teachers, parents and other professionals working with deaf and hard of hearing students.

Registration:  Please complete the registration and return the form provided by November 1, 2016.

Fees: $35.00
*Scholarships available for Parents of a Deaf Child

Continental Breakfast & Lunch are included in the registration fee.
(Vegetarian lunches and Gluten free lunches are available)

This is a State Department of Education in-service. TASL and CEO credits are pending.
7:30 - 8:30       Registration / Exhibits   & Continental  Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00       Opening Remarks: Dr. Kathleen Airhart, Deputy Commissioner /Chief Operating Officer at TN Department of Education
9:00 - 10:15     Opening  Session: "C is for  Consequence" Alison Gauld, Behavior and Low Incidence Disibilities Coordinator, Division of Special Populations & Student Support

10:15 - 10:30   Break

10:00 - 11:30   Concurrent  Session I:
"Deaf  Awareness  and Culture"  Mike Helms, Bridges
"Crossover  for  Carryover  – Collaborating  to  Utilize  Auditory Training and Speech Therapy Activities  to  Achieve  Goals"  Lynn Witt and Miranda Buck, Hamilton County Schools
"Stars  Literacy  Program  for Students  and Families"  Syndee Akers, BSW

11:30 - 12:30  Lunch

12:30 - 1:30     Concurrent  Session II: 
"Reaching  Literacy  Standards  with Strategic  Interactive Writing Instruction"  Kelli Williams, M.A., CCC-SLP, Memphis City Schools
"Running  Upstream: Creating  Strong   Objectives"  Dana Kan, M.A., NBCT
"Ideas for Managing  Behavior"  Susie Satterfield, M. Ed. TSD

1:30 - 1:45      Break

1:30 - 2:30       Concurrent Session III:
Session II Topics Repeated

Interpreter Track 9:00 - 11:30
9:00 – 9:15     Introductions
9:15 – 10:00   "Analyzing  for Meaning: Voice  to Sign"  Carol LaCava
10:00 – 10:10  Break
10:10 – 10:30  "What’s Deaf and What’s  Not"  Tina Prochaska
10:30 – 11: 15 "Analyzing  for Meaning: Sign  to Voice"  Charis Davis
11:15 – 11:30* Update  on Educational Interpreter  Licensure"  Tina Prochaska

*Licensure Q&A will continue during lunch if necessary

Parent Track 12:30 - 2:45
Deaf Mentor Program  (SKI*HI)
The  Deaf  Mentor  Program  assists  families and  agencies  in  implementing  bilingual/bicultural home-based programming for young children who are deaf. Children of hearing parents who receive the SKI-HI Model are typically exposed to an English-only approach (signed or spoken English) and to the hearing culture of the parents, family members, and parent advisor. The Deaf mentoring provides the family the choice of also using a Deaf Mentor (deaf adult) who makes regular visits to the home, interacts with the child using American Sign Language (ASL), shows family members how to use ASL, and helps the family understand and appreciate deafness and Deaf Culture. Meanwhile, the family continues to receive Parent-Infant program services. This enables the child to learn both ASL and English and to be exposed to a bicultural environment  of  both “hearing”  and  “deaf” cultures.

Presenter :Jodee S. Crace, M.A., Indiana
Audience: Families with children D/HH DB, Deaf Adults, Professionals, and community members. Participants may stay with the Parent Track rather than alternate between afternoon options.